Coconut Industry Board
The Coconut Industry Board is a statutory body established by the Coconut Industry Control Act of 1945. It is responsible for monitoring and informing the Government of Jamaica of the state of the coconut industry; advising growers of agronomic best practices and providing quality planting materials.
The Board consists of nine members, four of whom including the Chairman, are appointed by the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. The remaining five are elected by registered coconut growers and must themselves be registered coconut growers or the Managing Directors or managers of companies which are registered coconut growers.